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that's it for us. thanks for watching. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. have a great weekend. "outfront" now, a blind activist may soon be free, but others may pay an extreme price for that. we hear from the colombian escort at the center of the secret service scandal. and certain models being banned from the pages of vogue? tyra banks comes "outfront." well, good friday night to you. i'm erin burnett. crack down in china. just as a breakthrough appears possible in the case of blind chinese activist chen guangcheng the chinese government is clamping down harder on other voice of dissent. there's word of the government cracking down on those who
criticized the government's authoritarian role. human rights in china said they haven't heard anything from activist for several days. you're looking at an active tweeter, and she announced she was under house arrest. a human rights lawyer was reportedly detained an beaten. he tried to visit chen in the hospital thursday evening. then that's one known by her english name, pearl. she's the woman who helped chen escape his house arrest in the dead of the night, took him to the embassy. she was detained herself. we were told that she was released yesterday. take a look at this man. an unnamed supporter of chen's who actually would not allow cnn to identify him today. as you can see the pictures from me hind him, his computer, but not his face. why? he says he fears for his safety. and as our stan grant has been covering this story, he and his crew, you see these pictures
here this is obviously -- you can see an altercation, they have been followed by plains clothes police. now it's impossible to know how many stories are out there. reliable statistics on political prisoners in china are extremely hard to come by, but the congressional executive commission on china keeps a political prisoner database. since the 1980s they have reported 6,886 cases of political or religious imprisonment in china. they believe that the numbers are much higher. currently, there are 1,437 known political and religious prisoners in the country. the commission knows of 23 cases of house arrest. secretary of state hillary clinton in beijing today acknowledged the human rights problem is not just about chen guangcheng. >> this is not just about well-known activists. it's about the human rights and aspirations of more than a billion people here in china and
billions more around the world. and it's about the future of this great nation, and all nations. >> did the united states make it worse for the other dissidents? even if there's a solution to the chase of chen. we'll find out now. robert menendez, stan grant who you saw in the video, he shot there, he's been covering the story from the beginning, spoken to all the players. they're both outfront know. stan, i know over the past 48 hours, you have barely slept. as you have been talking to all the players. you have been intimidated yourself. how intense is the environment in beijing? even if we get a resolution in the case of chen that there could be a broader crackdown on dissidents? >> erin, extraordinarily tense, it's been way that way for the year. this is a leadership transition year in china. they wanted to orchestrate this with no problems.
frankly it's blown up in their face. not just with this case but other cases as well. just overnight more than 20 journalists were called in and given this warning. if you continue to go to the hospital where chen is being held, you will have your visas revoke and have to leave the country. we know that people that we have spoken to over the past week have been arrested. they have been detained under house arrest. and some are being forced not to speak out on this at all. this is the response of the government. on the one hand, they look at -- they look as though they're doing something by opening the door to the resolution here. but just as they open the door, they're slamming one behind it. erin? >> senator, let me ask you about this. we were sharing the numbers and it's very hard to know, right? obviously, human rights organizations think they're a lot higher. do you worry about the other chen guangchengs out there and in the chinese government has to give him back or let him go to the united states and it's such a public problem for them that they're going to crack down much harder on those who remain?
>> well, erin, china is an oppressive regime. and chen guangcheng has been part of being on the end of the repression that exists in china. so any time that we give, you know, an opportunity to a chinese dissident either to come into our embassy or negotiate for him to come to the united states with his family, the reality is that regime is still going to be there and it's going to continue to oppress its people. that's why speaking up about human rights in a broader discussion is more important. >> maybe that could be the silver lining here. i'm curious talking to people who spent significant time in china, they say to their knowledge there's never been a dissident who came into the u.s. embassy and then was basically released into the streets. it's resolved another way, they come to the u.s., for example. the u.s. was under pressure to
resolve this before hillary clinton's visit and do you think they made a mistake and that can hurt other activists? >> well, from everything i have seen, chen guangcheng originally wanted to stay in china. he wanted to continue his activism, but he wanted to be reunited with his family, he wanted to be out of the province where he was being severely harassed. there was an opportunity to achieve that for him. he obviously had a change of heart. and now it seems that we have a deal where he can come to the united states to study with his family. and then pursue whatever his future course might want to be. >> all right. stan, the senator is referring to the possibility that chen could be coming to new york, new york university. what's your sense of chinese officials, sort of what you're hearing? are they feeling they lost face and were humiliated in any way by this or do they feel more that the u.s. bungled it?
>> well, i think it's the latter, really. they're appearing to be magnanimous here. they're the ones who are offering the resolution, they're the ones who hold the cards and they're the ones who say they can give him a passport and they have been lecturing the united states today, saying if i want you to keep this relationship on an even path, you need to act better and make sure this doesn't happen in the future. they're still demanding an apology from the united states for harboring chechb. we're talking about the most significant defining relationship of the 20th century, the two big powers of the the world and this exposed some serious flaws on both sides. if you look at the united states, they had a man here who had been beaten, locked up, held under house arrest who made it to the embassy. he was under their protection. facing enormous stress. and they handed him back into the hands of the people who had been oppressing him. on the other hand, you have china a country that despite all of the development, despite the lifting people out of poverty
and the economic success is still so bad, has such a tawdry human rights record that people want to flee in fear of their lives. this is the defining relationship for the rest of the century. there's some huge work to do. >> all right, well, thanks very much to both of you. outfront story two is up next. still outfront -- a bangup job? >> this is a sad time in america. when people who want work can't find jobs. secret services. >> he says no, just go [ bleep ]. i'm not going to pay you.
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of games bring in serious, serious money. the last "call of duty" modern warfare 3" logged over a billion in sales in 16 days. holy cow. the trailer we've been showing you has been viewed over 10 million times on youtube. but it's the gaming industry's own future you should be worried about. that brings us to our number tonight. i love tapping on this thing. this is $553 million. the value of video games sold in march. great? no. down 25% from last year. one of the big problems is not how cool, sexy, amazing violent horrific and swear-indeucing games are, it's the lack of devices. playstation 3 released just over five years ago. the last time we got one. xbox 360 the hot thing, over six years since one of those. there it is. twice for each.
sorry. i'm learning the wall. got it. anyway, you get the point. all right. the third story "outfront" tonight. drop in unemployment. it dropped down to 8.2 and you say it's good news, right? the problem it doesn't add up. the economy added 40,000 fewer jobbed than expected in april and unemployment fell only because people were giving up. they don't have jobs and don't count anymore in the formal government number. the number of people in america with jobs, looking for jobs right now at the lowest level since 1981. bottom line, these numbers seem to be good for mitt romney, who's trying to run as mr. fix-it for the economy. other numbers, making mitt happy today seem to hail from key swing states. in florida, a 9-point lead over the president in handling the economy. in ohio, a 4-point lead. in pennsylvania, the two are virtually tied. just a couple moments before the show began i spoke with the press secretary for president obama's re-election campaign, and i started by asking him
about the jobs report today, and the fact that every single month this year fewer jobs have been added. >> well, you know, there is a trend, and the trend is that the president took office in the midst of a severe economic crisis. losing 750,000 jobs. he brought us back from the brink of another depression and businesses have created more than 4.2 million private sector jobs. manufacturing is resurgent. the auto industry is back. we're on track to double our exports. you talk about the work force participation rate. the fact is over the course of the bast year the unemployment rate dropped from 9.1% to 8.1%. three quarters of that was attributable to an increase in employment. these policies are moving this economy forward. what mitt romney proposed is a return to the same policies that got us into the economic crisis in the first place. more tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires and letting wall street write its own rules again. >> i see how -- you're trying to say, look, most of the
improvement in the unemployment rate, saying it's coming from job creation. still the lowest participation rate since 1981. doesn't that worry you? a lot of people are out there who have got to feel really upset and worried about their futures. they don't count in those numbers. >> well, part of that workforce participation rate are the baby boomers retiring and others going back to college. we're going it keep at it. there are additional steps we can take now that have been outlined in the president's budget to keep teachers in the classroom, keep cops on the beat. to provide a further boost to the manufacturing sector. that's no doubt that congress should take action on those policies. mitt romney doesn't have any, any plan to create jobs in the short run and in the long run, he's proposed $5 trillion tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires the same sorts of tax cuts we tried in 2001 and 2003 that didn't unleash growth, didn't unleash job creation. you saw a slower pace of job
creation during that recovery period in 2001 which by the way mitt romney praised at the time. when those same policies were in place. so those are the last sorts of policies that we should be returning to. >> each of the answers you have talked about, trying to contrast the president with mitt romney and i know you're trying to talk about policy, but obviously, there's already been studies out. wesleyan university did a study, showing this is the most negative campaign in history and a big part of it was clearly the republican primaries, but your campaign has been jumping on board. here's an ad right now. >> as a man who wants to run for the president of the united states who can't be honest with the american people, why should we expect him to level about anything if he's president? >> it's not worth moving heaven and earth trying to catch one person. he was referring to the hunt for osama bin laden. >> just what you'd expect in a guy who had a swiss bank account. >> shouldn't the president as the incumbent be the guy who says i'm going to hold my head
high and not engage in the negativity, petty politics? >> this election like any election is going to be a choice between two candidates and two records. we know governor romney wants to declare his off the record and the president is somebody who when he ran for office in 2008 said he'd end the war in iraq in a responsible way. he's done that. he said he'd refocus on al qaeda. key terrorist leaders have been taken off of the battlefield. he said he's refocus on afghanistan, afghanistan is no longer a safe haven for al qaeda and the afghans are stepping up to take control of their own security. and he dedicated resources to going to get osama bin laden, made a tough call to authorize the mission to do so. when a specific policy choice was put on the table in 2007, the president was asked if he had actionable intelligence against a terrorist target in pakistan would he go after that target without the permission of the pakistanis?
he said yes, and governor romney criticized him for doing so and that we shouldn't dedicate the resources to getting one person. that's a foreign policy discussion. we're selecting the next commander in chief. it's entirely appropriate to the discussion. >> the first executive order president obama signed was of course to close gtmo. he has not kept that promise. >> he certainly moved forward the process to ensure the detainees at guantanamo, that they're brought to swift and certain justice. he reformed the military process to ensure it was constitutional. you see detainees like the alleged bomber of the "uss cole" all of the detainees at guantanamo had their cases reviewed to see if they're a threat to the united states.
if not, they have been transferred to the third party country. some who have been trying to bring the detainees to swift and certain justice, the president has continued to move forward. >> thank you for taking the time to join us tonight. >> thanks for having me, erin. a florida millionaire convicted of manslaughter. >> state of florida versus john goodman, defendant. verdict, we the jury find as follows. as to count one, we find the defendant guilty of dui manslaughter and failure to render aid as charged in the information. >> now the actions of one juror may make that verdict moot. it could be overturned. [ male announcer ] this is the at&t network. a living, breathing intelligence helping business, do more business. in here, opportunities are created and protected. gonna need more wool! demand is instantly recognized and securely acted on across the company. around the world. turning a new trend, into a global phenomenon.
goodman. a judge is looking at an instance of jury misconduct. we have talked about this case on the show. goodman became notorious for adopting his girlfriend, as a way to transfer assets. he was found guilty of dui manslaughter and vehicular homicide after driving through a stop sign and he killed 23-year-old scott wilson as a result. now, a juror admits to conducting a drinking experiment during the trial. and knew the attorneys say it's juror misconduct, they want the verdict thrown out. paul callan joins us tonight. a juror went home, had three or four drinks, enough of what he thought would be in the same condition as john goodman. i said to you, that's doing your reporting, trying to find out what state you were in and you said, erin, you're crazy. >> i would never say you're crazy. you're just dead wrong. >> i'm dead wrong. >> because you can't let jurors do experiments because how do we
know if they're doing it properly? alcohol for instance affects everybody differently. now, you may have an enormous capacity for drinking whereas somebody else might have a low capacity for drinking. the defendant in this case, the billionaire or multimillionaire polo tycoon as he's called sometimes, mr. goodman, we don't know what his capacity was. a juror doing his own personal experiment may not be reliable and the defense attorney doesn't get to cross-examine and demonstrate to the other jurors it was an unreliable experiment. so judges really frown on this. and they tell you no experiments. it has to be based only what you hear in the -- on what you hear in the courtroom. >> will it make the verdict moot and they have to start again? >> even though i said you're dead wrong, there's a possibly you could be right. i'll tell you why. this is a real close call. >> yes. >> had he gone home and done a scientific experiment of some kind, the judge would say, no. that's no good. but everybody drinks or a lot of
people drink. this is a common experience and we expect jurors to bring their common experiences into the jury room. and this juror was saying, well, if you have three drinks it affects the way you drive. most people would agree that. i don't know that you would say this is overly prejudicial. and maybe mr. goodman's attorney are pushing too hard. i think it's a real close question and i think in the end notwithstanding my insult at the beginning, you're right. this is not going to be set aside. >> i can handle it. i always love to see you. paul callan, thank you. outfront four next. still outfront -- secret services. >> no, just go [ bleep ]. i'm not going to pay you. >> models banned. >> they're no good to us if they're sick. >> all this in our second half. congratulations you are our one millionth customer. people don't like to miss out on money that should have been theirs.
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all right. welcome back to the second half of "outfront" on a friday night. start the second half of our show with stories we care about. we focus on our own reporting from the front lines. a breakthrough appears likely in the case of blind activist chen guangcheng the chinese government is clamping down on other dissidents and the media now. we've learned the government threatened to revoke foreign journalists' visas if they continue to visit chen at the hospital. our own stan grant experienced
that and there are reports of the government detaining and beating chen's supporters. the organization human rights in china told us when we spoke to them today they haven't heard anything from activist and chen confidant zeng jingyang for several days. and a woman also known by her english name pearl helped chen escape house arrest but was detained herself also appears at this moment she could be released. and we want to show you video of plainclothes policeman who has been hassling our crew trying to cover this story. and the obama administration issued new environmental rules requiring oil and gas companies to disclose what chemicals are used during the fracking process. this is a crucial question. the rule only applies though when the process is conducted only federal land. hydraulic fracking involves dumping water, sand and chemicals deep into the ground. blast it as incredibly high
pressure against the rocks. that's how the oil and gas essentially burst out. 21% of this country's natural gas production is done on federal land, but obviously that means 80% is not and would not be subject to these rules. and we told you about the error on a resume. scott thompson claimed he graduated from stone hill college with a degree in computer science and accounting. truth is he did not have a computer science degree. now daniel loeb who caught the error is demanding thompson be fired by monday calling yahoo!'s response to his findings insulting. yahoo! said it was an inadvertent error and they're investigating what happened. george zimmerman's legal team issued new details about the reopened defense fund. the fund is administrated by a third party. a former irs agent. neither zimmerman or his attorney mark o'mara have direct access to the funds. of the $240,000 raised and there
has been more since they gave us the recent number, $150,000 has been moved to funds. we asked about tax implications when we first learned about the fund. mark o'mara told us about it on this show. zimmerman will have to pay taxes on the money raised. the donations are not tax deductible as a donor item. 274 days since this country lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? one side effect of the weaker than expected jobs number was oil prices. fewer jobs, fewer people driving, bad for the economy, bad for oil prices, which i guess helps some people, because oil fell down to $98.48 a barrel helping everyone that buys gas at the pump. new details tonight from the escort at the center of the secret service scandal. finally, an interview. an explosive interview on a colombian radio show. as you can see they videotaped it. you're looking at dania suarez who spilled all the details
about her night with american secret service agents in cartagena. it all began at a local bar. the agents drinking heavily and one picked her up. >> he asked me if i wanted to go out with him and i said yes, i can go out with you, but i want a little gift. i mean, i directly -- i didn't say how much. we just danced. we had drinks and then one other time that he wanted to leave i told him, well, dear, you have to give me $800. that's the gift that i want so i can go with you. he said, okay, baby. let's go. >> of course, the secret service agent in question here is arthur huntington. suarez said he and she stopped for condoms and she spent the night at hotel caribe but didn't know he was a secret service agent until the morning. >> i told him wake up and give me my gift i asked him for. he says, no. no. just -- just go [ bleep ]. i'm not going to pay you. and then he -- he just -- put
out -- 50,000 pesos for the taxi, and i was like, i was in shock in that moment when he just said that. >> suarez called the police then and an international debacle ensued. 12 agents when all is said and done have been implicated in the scandal so far. nine have been dismissed. sheila jackson lee spoke to the director of the secret service today about the latest developments. she's outfront tonight. i'll play more of the interview. i thought it was amazing to hear her and hear her tell the story. i know you had a chance to speak to mark sullivan the director of the secret service today. what was his reaction to the interview now that's she's given more of the details about what happened that night? >> well, erin, first of all, good to be with you. obviously, the behavior is hideous and a complete dereliction of duty and unacceptable. but i think it's important to note that the secret service is not ceasing in its investigation and continuing to reach out to
ms. suarez and i personally would like to say as i understand there's some comment about her feeling threatened. i would certainly welcome her to washington, d.c. and indicate that i believe no secret service person or anyone affiliated with the secret service or affiliated with the united states government would be threatening this woman. and certainly would welcome her telling us the truth. what we have heard is enormou y enormously, if you will, reflective of how much we need to do and how much i believe the secret service has already done. so the secret service continues to want to speak to ms. suarez, it's continuing to determine where she can be reached. certainly would like the media sources that have been talking to her to help them communicate with her. they have looked everywhere and they believe they have not been able to find her. >> and you have answered the question. i just want to make sure loud and clear, to your understanding mark sullivan hasn't spoken to her. this interview that we're hearing now and i'll play more
in a moment and i'm dying to get your reaction to this, but that's all the is secret service has from her. this is the interview right now. >> it is the interview that they have to rely upon, but again, as you well know the inspector general of the department of homeland security has now initiated its own -- that office has initiated its own investigation. director sullivan is cooperating. but his agents are still in the field and they are looking for ms. suarez and anyone else as hard as they possibly can. they really need help. they want to be able to investigate and determine what she has said and you know that we spoke just a week ago and indicated that right now, no drinking is allowed and no fraternizing with foreign nationals at all. >> i want to play a little bit of what she was said. she was asked specifically during the interview -- i thought the interview was a very good interview, if she had access to the agent's belongings, any information left
out in the room that could have compromised the president's safety. here's how she answered that question. >> of course. if i had been a member of one of the terrorist gangs it's obvious i would have been able to get everything. like the newspaper say, i put them in check mate. they're a bunch of fools. they're responsible for obama's security and they let this happen. i told them i'm going to call the police so they'd pay me the money. they didn't care. they didn't see the magnitude of the problem, even when responsible for obama's responsibility. i could have done a thousand other things. >> she certainly -- she says what she thinks, i have to give her credit for that. what's your reaction to that? you know, even with all the bluster it's a pretty damning statement. >> well, this lady is a professional, she's well-spoken. i would say to her we're as interested in the extent of her information as she is interested in telling it. the idea of exposed clothing, papers that may have been
classified documents is frightening. it's simply frightening. that's why i'm glad that the agency acted quickly as you well know the agency in question that dealt with this woman is no longer an employee an of the secret service at all. and 12 have been addressed or disciplined in some way or another. but the secret service is not stopping to look for any others that might be involved, but in this instance, erin, we can only seek to comfort this woman and to let her know that there is no threat on her life. either here in the united states or if any of our agents are able to find her. we absolutely need this information. and i guess the secret service agent who was involved in this was very lucky that during his inebriated status that this woman did not take the particular items. i heard there was vodka drinking
extensively. it's all wrong, we're not going to accept it any longer and there are investigations that are proceeding. but the secret service is not letting up on hopefully finding this particular woman, that's court, and -- this escort and to give her comfort to say all we want to do is get information to make this right. >> i appreciate you taking the time, representative lee, and i'm sure we'll talk to you again soon. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. well, today something happened. vogue decided to ban certain model froms the pages of the fashion magazine. this is something it's great. it's always bothered me. supermodel tyra banks is our guest next. to keep big winter jobs on track, at&t provided a mobile solution that lets everyone from field workers to accounting, initiate, bill, and track work in real time. you can't live under a dome in minnesota, that's why there's guys like me. [ male announcer ] it's a network of possibilities -- helping you do what you do... even better.
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we're back with our outer circle reaching out to sources around the world. tonight we go to egypt where there's violent protest, people frustrated with the military government and protesting the disqualification of candidates. the presidential elections are this month. ian lee has been there covering the riots and i asked him what he's seeing in the streets of cairo. >> reporter: at least one person is dead and over 300 are injured in today's violence. it all started earlier this week when a group of unknown assailants attacked protesters near the ministry of defense. now the protesters were demanding that their candidate be allowed to run in the presidential election. but we saw at least 11 people killed this month.
they're not going to tolerate any sort of activity like this so close to the ministry of defense. this is their country's red line. so today, when a group of protesters approached this area, they were dispersed with water canons and tear gas. the army has imposed a curfew on the area. erin? >> all right. thanks to ian in cairo. now the fifth story out front. "vogue" magazine says models who are too young and too thin are no lochger in. a statement came out from the magazine's parent company that said, quote, vogue editors around the world want the magazines to reflect their commitment to the health of the models who appear on their pages and the well-being of their readers. now, as parent of a six-point pact that vogue put out, it pledges not to use models who are 16 or younger or who appear to have an eating disorder. vogue is asking casting agents and producers to check i.d. and
promote healthy backstage options and food options. and when we saw this, we knew of one person who talks about body images, tyra banks. thanks so much for coming on and talking about this. we saw this today -- >> thank you. >> i'm so thrilled to have you here. i guess the first question i would have on this is, gosh, why did it take so long for them to do it? >> you know, i think the question is not so much why did it take so long. i think it's amazing that they're doing it because they do not have to. there's nothing legal saying that vogue had to make this decision. this is something that they're doing on their own and when i heard about it and you all called me and wanted me to be here, like oh, my god, this is a moment to celebrate. myself and my company, i live for this. we're expanding the definition of beauty for not having a stereotype and a physicality that we have to live up to. i applaud "vogue".
this is not just american "vogue" but every single "vogue" on the entire globe. it's amazing. >> what difference do you think it will make for the models? i look at your background. you started modeling at 15, right? you were on the runways in paris. do you think it would have made much of a difference in you started at 16 than at 15? >> well, i was 15 years old in the 11th grade. there were a lot of models starting around that time. i was very fortunate to have a very strong mother and she was there with me at a lot of the photo shoots and made sure i didn't do oversexualized things at a young age. that's not the case for every model. when i went to paris after i graduated from high school, i went to paris. i saw girls as young as 12 years old without parental supervision, so it was very disturbing. the great thing that "vogue" is going it's the first thing of
creating a guild or union for models. we don't have that. actors have that. i have done movies and tv shows with children and they're on the stage for a certain amount of hours. then they have to leave the stage legally and rest. work some more, leave that stage again. legally and go to school in a private sequestered area. the modeling industry does not have that. and i think that "vogue" is setting an example for that to one day be. >> and, you know, just i guess linked to that i'm wondering what you think, you know, there was obviously that young girl this week, eighth grade girl with the protest outseat "seventeen" magazine talking about photoshoping. that connected with me. in the television industry, we see a little bit of this. i mean, it's only a billionth of what you deal with. you get your picture taken and everybody wants to photoshop it and do this and then you feel crappy about yourself because you don't look like that or won't feel like people think you
look. do you think we should try to cut back on all that? just acknowledge that real women look that way and make that beautiful? >> the interesting thing about retouching is what has happened with technology and photography and the image of photography on a printed page is the public is now used to retouching so much that when they see something that's real, they go, ew. they blame that actress or blame that model for looking bad. it's an interesting place that we have come because of technology and photography. i tweeted a picture of myself just a couple of days ago with absolutely no makeup on. making a joke about somebody said that i looked like tyra banks, but younger. i got so much response saying, ew you look ugly. >> i just saw that and i thought that's you 20 years ago? you're gorgeous. you're a special case. >> that wasn't the picture, just
to be clear. >> but that's you without makeup. >> that's me without makeup. we're brainwashed to want this retouched image. photos of me are retouched. but what i do is i tell the truth. i'm like, this is a hair weave which it is. i was just in the makeup room with the wonderful cnn makeup staff and worked together as a team putting my face on really fast together. i don't wake up like this and it's important for girls to understand that models and actresses do not wake up looking like they do in the photographs or on a red carpet. the interesting thing is girls have so much pressure. if you think about a basketball game and a guy goes to a game with his dad and they watch and they cheer on lebron james and then they go home. there is no one telling him that that little boy is not good enough if he can't grow as tall as lebron and slam the basketball as hard as lebron can on that court. >> right. >> but when a girl who's looking at a magazine with her mother
and they want it to be just entertainment, there are all these other images from birth that are telling you that you're not good enough unless you look like that. so the fact that "vogue" is doing this is i think so amazing. i have so much to say about this. when i was a model i was size 6s. now models are a size 0. i mentor a lot of girls, very big supermodels that are in "vogue" every single month and they have my phone number and they can call me every time. what i love about this, my phone is going to ring less right now because they can eat a little bit more. >> i love it. i really support this. knowing people growing up, people in high school, they got eating disorders it's awful what we do to women. thank you for talking to us. the name of the show is "outfront" and in first episode we described we wanted to be energetic and passionate and we lost somebody who was all of
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this week, reuters reported that icelandic haddock sales are booming. and sailors in iceland are earning double what they did before the financial crisis. you may remember, iceland was the first economy to crash when a lot of people there went into investment banking and real estate. like that was it. like i mean it was everywhere. it was a boom. i was there, it was insane. a glass of wine cost $25. but now, post-crash the country has abandoned financing, gone back to the industry that made the country, fishing.
in march iceland's ships hauled in 21% more than the prior year and that's great news. i love iceland. i've actually bathed in the blue lagoon next to a danish stag party and had a good time. and iceland will need to reel in those bachelors, along with the fish, to get back on top. that will take strong leadership. and that's why iceland's presidential election next month is so important. i was perusing ice news today and i noticed something interesting. of the four people front-runners for president, two are women. a journalist and a lawyer. dottir means daughter of, and this isn't new for iceland. they happen to be nordicly gorgeous, too. the prime minister of the country is also a woman. she's led iceland since 2009 and happens to have the same last name as a couple of other amazing icelandic women, agnes was just named iceland's first female bishop ever, as in like
in 2000 years. and one of my favorite authors writes some of the best crime fiction i have read. last night i tweeted helping with my icelandic pronunciation. one led to agnes bernhart's son. a professor at williams college my alma mater sent me this. a photo of icelandic presidential candidate and her family. she is currently the front-runner. so, next time you think of iceland, don't think of economic crisis. think of fish and fiction, and yes, impossibly amazing females. they're smart.